na_lon: (mesmall)
It's just a sticking plaster )

And yet...
- Na'Quis's sports day: the weather was mostly good (I even got a little sunburnt), Na'Quis was proud of her achievements ("I can run really fast!"), and I'm proud of her for going and doing it, even though she'd missed preparing for sports day with her fellow pupils.
- The Marquis and I put up the garden table, and then I spent about two hours cleaning garden furniture and partly cleaning up the shed, until the dust got to me.
- I took Na'Quis with me to a singing lesson. She wants to have her own and I am going to start again. My singing teacher has a new singing room in her garden: it is fantastic. I want one. ;-)
- Just as the sun was setting it peeked out behind the cloud and made the apple blossom on our neighbours tree look the most glorious luminescent pink. It made me want to learn to paint, because on a photo I can never capture that kind of light.
- I can hear the sound of the rain on the patio. The plants will appreciate the water and I like the sound.
na_lon: (meportrait)
My parents are visiting! Yay!

I picked them up at the station at noon. They brought my cello in its new case with them. Very exciting! It's beautiful - new strings and bridge and spike and string-attachment, the varnish is darkish chocolatey (rather than reddy) brown. The case is gigantic, but not heavy. It has backpack straps and little wheels.

Actually I am a bit lost for words. *looks happy*
na_lon: (wolf)
I have finally completed the fourth lecture for next week. At least I'll be able to take tomorrow off from work!

I have even managed to have a bit of fun today, although I was none too impressed by the posty showing up at 8am with something to be signed for. Especially not after having watched TV until late last night (a thing on Blues in Britain). I spent most of the morning reading Barrayar, since I didn't manage to fall asleep again post posty. More or less from noon onwards, I have been working. After the first lecture was half-written, the computer crashed. So I grabbed a quick shower and then got back down to it. When it was completed, I had lunch and a break for some knitting and listening to music. Then back down to work. The next session was done by about 5 p.m. During this break I called my father and chatted to him for a long time. We don't often chat, so it was especially nice. Then more work, with nowt but a quick break to defrost some dinner and discover that the bread was mouldy.

I also did lots of laundry throughout the day. Still got some to hang up, after this.

But at least the Marquis will be back soon.
na_lon: (Default)
Almighty and most merciful Conductor
We have erred and strayed from thy beat like lost sheep
We have followed too much the intonations and tempi of our own hearts;
We have offended against thy dynamic markings;
We have left unsung those notes we ought to have sung
And we have sung those notes we ought not to have sung,
And there is no support in us.
But thou O Conductor, have mercy upon us miserable singers.
Succour the chorally challenged,
Restore thou them that need extra note-bashing,
Spare thou them that are without pencil,
Pardon our mistakes and have faith that hereafter we will follow thy
direction and sing together in perfect harmony.

(Origin Unknown)

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